Computer Science Department
The Computer Science Concentration is the science of computing which deals with the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of computation. Students take an extensive core of computer science courses, as well as classes in mathematics. Traditionally, computer scientists work in designing and implementing software, devising new ways to use computers, and developing effective ways to solve computing problems. Growth in computer and communication technologies and their applications has been vigorous, resulting in a wide range of computer-related skills needed by business, industry and government. Today computer science graduates can find jobs as systems and application programmers, systems analysts/managers, network specialists, database experts, customer support personnel, technical writers and independent consultants to name a few.
Graduation requirements for all students pursuing the bachelor of science degree with the major of Computing: Computer Science include a minimum of 2.000 quality point average in courses taken at Slippery Rock University that will fulfill the major requirements stated below under Required Courses and Required Electives, and a minimum 2.000 quality point average in all coursework completed at the university.
For transfer students to earn the bachelor of science degree with a major in Computing: Computer Science, the required coursework must include a minimum of four computer science courses (12 credits), at least two of which must be numbered 400 or above, completed at Slippery Rock University.